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TiVo Premiere to add Xfinity on Demand

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by innocentfreak, May 9, 2011.

  1. Mar 8, 2012 #141 of 453
    aadam101

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    We have seen this before. The Motorola/Comcast/Tivo never left New England. I'm not getting my hopes up.
     
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    tomm1079

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    early april everywhere or in SF?
     
  3. Mar 8, 2012 #143 of 453
    ghuido

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    Man, we are a pessimistic bunch ... :)
     
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    mattack

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    Umm, you really mean "the former", based upon the rest of what you said.. (and not "the latter", as another correction).
     
  5. Mar 9, 2012 #145 of 453
    seattlewendell

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    With good reason. Tivo always over promises and under delivers. They announced that they were bringing back a DirecTivo in 2008, It released this year. 4 years! And before someone jumps in and says it's DirecTV fault....Tivo is the only company that takes this long between announcing products and release. The Comcast box, the DirecTv box, Hulu, Netflix, everything they do takes years to release after the announcement. Tivo is the common denominator in all of these instances. It can't always be the other companies fault. Rant over...
     
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    buscuitboy

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    yea, I meant "the former" (changed it). Sorry about that. I'm glad this is possibly on the horizon as I JUST got a Premiere from Best Buy about a month ago. I love the unit so far, but having OnDemand access on it would be the icing on the cake. I always just chalked up that it would never come. In my opinion, having the other TiVo features (Netflix, OTA, Hulu, Pandora, etc.) outweighed the OnDemand lineup & option for me anyways. I actually have a Comcast digital box hooked up on the same TV to access it, but quite honestly rarely do.

    And that article was promising until they got to the part that said San Fran will be "the first market to receive access". That there alone tells me the rest of the country MIGHT get it by the end of 2012. More likely sometime in 2013. I'm personally gonna shoot for the end of 2013 though. This way I don't get my hopes up to high and if it comes earlier, then great :) Oh well.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2012 #147 of 453
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    jmpage2

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    I agree, there is no reason to get excited about this unless you are in the preview market. Hopefully they will make good this time and get this rolled out nation wide in weeks/months instead of years but I'm not holding my breath.
     
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    Beryl

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    Although implementation is in both companies' best interest, I'm not holding my breath for TiVo. I predict Xfinity to offer streaming on other devices like Ruku and Apple TV.

    They added streaming to their iPad app to retain their customer base not just to be nice or innovative. If only they'd add Airplay...
     
  10. Mar 9, 2012 #150 of 453
    rainwater

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    Well, it is coming to Xbox soon so it isn't much of a prediction :)
     
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    nrc

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    Meanwhile TiVo delivered RCN, Virgin Mobile and a raft of other MSO boxes in much shorter time frames. It's really about how motivated the partner is.
     
  12. rainwater

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    When they use their own hardware and software it tends to be much easier. Porting to legacy Comcast hardware was never a good idea to begin with. The Xfinity app is unlikely to be that complicated given cooperation with Comcast, so I don't see it being a major issue to implement.
     
  13. aadam101

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    Maybe it isn't a major issue but this thread is 10 months old already. Just because it is an easy thing to do doesn't mean that Tivo and Comcast are going to do it quickly or correctly.
     
  14. nrc

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    The Virgin deal used Motorola hardware. The Comcast hardware wasn't the problem, it was delivering the software over Comcast middleware and installing it remotely.

    It's really about whether the partner wants to actually deliver a product, or just wants to keep TiVo's lawyers at bay and never actually deliver.
     
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  17. MichaelK

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    the cynic in me thinks they've been working on it for many more months than that already. If I recall there were screen shots floating around before the premiere was released that had comcast icons.
     
  18. seattlewendell

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    You are correct
     
  19. seattlewendell

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    What do you consider short? It is not short by industry standards. It is only short by Tivo standard. If Apple, Samsung, Motorola, or Google moved at Tivo speed they would be out of business.
     
  20. jmpage2

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    Exactly! I was actually about to make the same comment. Apple built their SDK and offered it to developers months before the iPhone iOS version shipped that supported apps, and as a result apps were available at launch or shortly thereafter, not months later.

    Admittedly Comcast is a big monolithic company that moves slowly as well, but you would think that TiVo could get more apps on their platform and at a quicker pace if someone who knew what they were doing was running things there.

    At the end of the day all you need is an apps link in TiVo home, which then gives you things like Xfinity, Amazon VOD, Hulu, etc, and then leave it up to each vender to update the apps whenever they can.

    The way TiVo does it seems completely ass-backwards to me.
     

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